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  • SUNDOWN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    SUNDOWN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Big Timber, Montana: Seven Buffalos Press, (1983.). SIGNED first edition - An uncommon collection of 'valley stories' by this California author. 79 pp. Cover designed by Art Cuelho. ISBN: 0-916380300.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 45771
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). First edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (some spotting to the white covers)

    Book ID: 60532
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  • SUNDOWN. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    SUNDOWN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Big Timber, Montana: Seven Buffalos Press, (1983.). SIGNED first edition - An uncommon collection of 'valley stories' by this California author. SIGNED on the title page. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-916380300.

    Condition: Very good+ in stiff orange wrappers (tear at bottom of spine.)

    Book ID: 42079
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental…

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    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Very uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED on the half title page. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45923
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  • AUGUST HEAT. by Dokey, Richard.
    Dokey, Richard.
    AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death…

    (more)

    Chicago: Story Press, (1982.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon early collection of this California author's short stories - it includes both his highly praised and frequently anthologized short story 'Sanchez' in which the realism of the description of depressed downtown Stockton ( a description unfortunately still accurate many years later) and the small town in the Sierras is effectively combined with his deceptive simplicity of language, and other stories from his earlier Gusto Press collection as well as several new stories. Cover praise from Erskine Caldwell who calls this 'one of the outstanding books of fiction of this year' and cites the story 'The Dead Man' - in which a young ranch boy struggles to understand the accidental death of a farmhand, his friend - as one of the 'most memorable stories in fiction.' An attractive publication, a slim book, illustrated by Inara Cedrins. SIGNED by the author. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-931704-081.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 50260
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  • CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. by Martinez, Ruben.
    Martinez, Ruben.
    CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning journalist and poet Martinez follows a migrant family from their small south Mexico town past the border (where they lost three sons in a border incident) and to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. In addition to being a moving portrait of immigrant culture, this also reveals the ways in which the two cultures - those of Mexico and the United States - are reshaping each other. Illustrated with photographs. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-49088.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (a tight copy, but with extensive highlighting in chapters 5 and 6 only.)

    Book ID: 44264
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  • CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. by Martinez, Ruben.
    Martinez, Ruben.
    CROSSING OVER: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt, (2001.). First edition - Award-winning journalist and poet Martinez follows a migrant family from their small south Mexico town past the border (where they lost three sons in a border incident) and to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. In addition to being a moving portrait of immigrant culture, this also reveals the ways in which the two cultures - those of Mexico and the United States - are reshaping each other. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-49088.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44265
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  • THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS. by McWilliams, Carey.
    McWilliams, Carey.
    THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this influential journalist, editor of The Nation magazine and fighter for social justice. In his books ( "Factories in the Fields," "Brothers under the Skin," "Prejudice") and in his articles McWilliams wrote about racial intolerance against Japanese Americans, anti-Semitism in the U.S., the McCarthy era witch hunts and wartime life in the U.S. As he describes it, he has known five worlds - growing up as a boy on a ranch in Northwestern Colorado, living in Los Angeles in the 1920s, the years of strife in California in the 30s, the war years, and the 30 years of the Cold War, years when he was the editor of The Nation. Bibliography, index. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-671228765.

    Condition: Very good in a a good dustjacket. (remainder mark, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 75976
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  • McWilliams, Carey.
    THE EDUCATION OF CAREY McWILLIAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this influential journalist, editor of The Nation magazine and fighter for social justice. In his books ( "Factories in the Fields," "Brothers under the Skin," "Prejudice") and in his articles McWilliams wrote about racial intolerance against Japanese Americans, anti-Semitism in the U.S., the McCarthy era witch hunts and wartime life in the U.S. As he describes it, he has known five worlds - growing up as a boy on a ranch in Northwestern Colorado, living in Los Angeles in the 1920's, the years of strife in California in the 30's, the war years, and the 30 years of the Cold War, years when he was the editor of The Nation. Bibliography, index. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-671228765.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (remainder mark, tight clean copy.)

    Book ID: 36975
    View cart More details Price: $20.00